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Pictou Sights

Lighthouse Museum(©Anna-Webber, flickr.com)

Lighthouse Museum

Here’s what to see and do in Pictou:

Hector Heritage Quay
Step on board to hear the story of how Scottish settlers came to Nova Scotia. A full-scale reproduction of the Hector, a three-masted tall ship, is at the heart of the display. There’s also a blacksmith’s shop and a resident artist, whose works tell the story of the Hector’s journey. More…

Grohmann Knives
These handcrafted knives are famous throughout the world. Pick up a set for your kitchen or take a free factory tour to see how they’re made.

Northumberland Fisheries Museum
This museum calls Pictou’s former train station home. Its exhibits focus on the seaside life along the Northumberland Strait and include a rare blue lobster.

McCulloch House Museum
This small museum bears the name of a well known local educator, who laid much of the groundwork for today’s educational system. More…

Jitney Walking Trail
The 3km long trail leads along the waterfront and is open for walkers and cyclists. It leads to the Hector’s 1773 landing site. There are nice views and panels explaining the history of the area along the way.